|Elevation||505 m (1,657 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Anuppur district
- 4 References
Anuppur is located at  It has an average elevation of 505 metres (1656 feet). The Son River and some of its tributaries run through Anuppur. According to 2001 Census, the total population of Anuppur District is 667155, out of which 309624 are Scheduled tribes and 48376 are Scheduled castes. In this manner, Anuppur District is a tribal dominated district..
||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Anuppur district. (Discuss) Proposed since June 2012.|
From Geographical point of view, the District consists of a series of mountain ranges and rivers. It can be divided into three geographical divisions. 1. High lands of mountain ranges. 2. The Central plateau . 3. Low lands of rivers :- A number of rivers Including Son, Johila, Narmada, Tipan, Bakan, Chandas and Kewai flow in the district, Maikal mountain range is extended from southern part of the district to the eastern part.
Total literacy Percentage of District is 57.75 in which male is 69.55 and for female it is 45.45.
Literacy rate of the District Anuppur :-
Literacy rate (1991) Literacy rate (2001) Male 48.93 69.55
Female 20.23 45.40
Total 35.45 57.76
Increase in Population
In year 1991, Total Population of district was 4,97,955 During last decades increase in Population is 667155.
From 1951 to 1961, 1961 to 1971,1971 to 1981 and 1981 to 1991, the increase in Population was 6.96, 11.81, 21.10 and 29.64 respectivily.
Climate and Rains
The climate of the District is temperate. It rains from June to October in the District. The temperature remains the highest in the month of June and the lowest in the Month of January. The maximum and minimum temperature of the District remains 46oC and 2.6oC respectively.
One third of the District consists of forest area. Sal Amla, Teak, Sarai and Shisham are the main trees found in this District. The flower of Mahua and Guli Provide us edible oil. Mahua flower is mostly used for making wine by tribal people.
Mines and Minerals
District Anuppur is very rich in its mineral resources. Minerals found in district are coal, Bauxite and fire clay. Most of the Coalmines are located in Kotma Sub Division. Amarkantak in known for its Bauxite Deposited.
According to the 1998 Survey, there are 106 industries ( Large Scale & Small Scale ) in the whole District. The Orient paper Mill and Soda Factory are situated in Amlai. Small Scale industries of polythene and Baskets of Bamboo are also run in the District. There is a Bidi Factory in Venkatnagar.
Amarkantak Thermal Power Plant is established for the production of electricity. 94% villages of the District have been electirfied. Chachai Power House has total generating capacity of 290 MW.
From transpoting point of view, road is the main means of Transportation. Matelic Road is about 741.67 km. and Kachhi Road is about 1355.47 km. Railway Facility is available for Katni, Chirimiri and Bilaspur route.
Post and Telecommunication
There are one 111 Post Offices and their branches working in the whole District. There are 6 Telegram Offices . The District has 2038 Telephone Connection.
Besides one District Hospital, t here are 5 Community Health Centers, 17 Primary Health Centers, 12 Ayurvedic Dispensaries and 174 Sub-Health Centers Working in the District.
There are 08 Veterinary Hospitals in the District. There are 34 Official inseminations Centre in the District. Besides these there are 9 Police Stations and 01 Police Post.
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, District Anuppur(Central University)
An Act was passed in Indian parliament which was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, section I, on 20 December 2007 by the virtue of which Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, 52, 2007. The then M.H.R.D. minister, Shri Arjun Singh laid the foundation stone on 19 April 2008 at Amarkantak. The government of India 7 July 2008, circulated the order of appointment of the founder vice-chancellor of the university. In compliance of this order, Prof. Chandra Deo Singh took the post on 08.07.2008. It is fully granted by the government of India, through University Grant Commission. Different from other universities, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak will have its regional campuses in tribal-dominated states. These campuses will be in tribal areas so that tribal students can have easy access to higher education and promote themselves and their interests so that they can occupy a remarkable place in the mainstream of society. The regional campuses will preserve the tribal art, culture, and traditional medicinal knowledge of the tribes and have been entrusted with the task of using it for the benefit of all.Writing by Dr.Mohan Lal chadhar, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University,Amarkantak District Anuppur (M.P.)484886 The tribal people are rich in cultural heritage and skill of art and craft, but they are marginalised in respect to higher education as well as in other walks of life. Now in the present age of globalisation the world has shrunk into a village as the society has advanced in technology. But the tribes, who are the custodians of Indian culture in a real sense, are far behind in this race of advancement. To rescue them from the present plight, the university has put before itself the following aims and objectives: To provide avenues of education, especially higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India. To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in tribal art, tradition, culture, language, medicinal systems, customs, forest based economic activities, flora, fauna and advancement in technologies relating to the natural resources of the tribal areas. To collaborate with national and international universities and organisations, especially for undertaking cultural studies and research on tribal communities. To formulate tribal centric development models, publish reports and monographs and to organised conferences and seminars on issues relating to tribes and to provide inputs to policy matters in different spheres. To take appropriate measures for promoting the members of tribal communities capable of managing, administering and looking after their own needs by access to higher education through a university of their own. To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such other branches of learning as it may deem fit. To take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching learning process in inter-disciplinary studies and researches and to pay special attention to the improvement of social, educational and economic conditions and welfare of the scheduled tribes within the Union of India. In view of the aims and objectives the major thrust will be on providing more opportunity for the tribes. However, the university is open to all. Officers of the university are Visitor Shri Pranab Mukherjee, His Excellency, President of India; chancellor Shri S.M. Jharwal (I.E.S. retd.); vice-chancellor Prof. C.D. Singh;
University Faculty 1. Faculty of Computronics 2. Faculty of Commerce and Management 3. Faculty of Law 4. Faculty of Pharmacy 5. Faculty of Science 6. Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication 7. Faculty of Social Science 8. Faculty of Tribal Studies 9. Faculty of Humanities and Philology 10. Faculty of Education University Existing Departments Faculty of Social Sciences 1.Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology 2.Department of Economics 3.Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology 4.Department of Geography and Regional Development 5.Department of History 6.Department of Political Science & Human Rights Faculty of Sciences 1. Department of Biotechnology 2. Department of Botany. 3.Department of Zoology 4.Department of Chemistry 6.Department of Environment Science Faculty of Computerronics Department of Computer Science Faculty of Commerce and Management 1.Department of Commerce 2.Department of Business Management 3.Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management Faculty of Humanities and Philology 1.Department of English and Foreign Languages 2.Department of Philosophy 3.Department of Applied Psychology Faculty of Tribal Studies 1. Department of Folk History, Museology and Traditional Medicine 2. Department of Tribal Art, Folk Literature and Culture Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication 1.Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Departments for Next Session 1. Department of Education. 2. Department of Forest Management 3. Department of Geology and Mineralogy 4. Department of Home Science and Nutrition 5. Department of Information Technology. 6. Department of Law ( Five Years Integrated Course) 7. Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 8. Department of Meteorology. 9. Department of Pharmacy (D.Pharma and B. Pharma) 10. Department of Physics. 11. Department of Physical Education 12. Department of Social Work 13. Department of Tribal Languages and Comparative linguistics.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Anuppur
- Anuppur District Ground Water Information Booklet
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.